Cozumel Travel Guide

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Plan Your Cozumel Vacation

It’s not another Cancún yet, but Cozumel’s days as a rustic divers’ hangout are history. Whether arriving by plane or at the island’s gleaming ferry terminal, visitors soon realize there’s nothing deserted about this island.

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Cozumel Hotels

Small, one-of-a-kind hotels have long been the norm in Cozumel. Most of the island’s hotels are on the leeward (west) and... read more

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Cozumel Restaurants

At first glance, the food scene here is tourist-typical: fresh seafood, American beach-shack standards, and a rainbow of... read more

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Cozumel Experiences

  • Cozumel

    Dive one of the world’s great reefs: A rainbow of tropical fish, living coral, and other underwater creatures illuminates the... Read more

  • Cozumel's History

    Cozumel’s name is believed to have come from the Mayan "Ah-Cuzamil-Peten" ("Land of the Swallows"). For the Maya, who lived here... Read more

  • Island Dining

    There’s no shortage of dining choices on Cozumel, where restaurateurs from Mexico, the U.S., and Europe bring every visitor a taste of... Read more

  • A Ceremonial Dance

    Women regally dressed in embroidered, lace-trimmed dresses and men in their best guayabera shirts carry festooned trays on their heads... Read more

  • Avoiding the Cruise Ship Crowds

    Blazing-white cruise ships parade in and out of Cozumel like a regatta of floating apartment buildings. There’s at least one on the... Read more

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